Montana Newscasts

Montana Public Radio's evening newscasts bring you headlines from across Montana.

Evening Newscast 11-27-17

Nov 27, 2017

Republican Sen. Steve Daines is withholding support for the GOP tax bill until he sees changes that would help small businesses. 

The Missoulian is reporting that a Whitefish woman’s lawsuit against a Nazi website is going forward.

Lawyers for the reporter assaulted by congressman Greg Gianforte on the eve of a special election last May sent the Republican a cease and desist letter today.

Evening Newscast 11-22-17

Nov 22, 2017

A federal judge won’t allow the Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.

The Forest Service says it will meet with objectors to its plan to log and burn a nearly 18,000 acre area in Helena’s municipal watershed. 

State wildlife officials say an elk hunter reported shooting a charging grizzly bear west of Augusta.

The National Weather Service predicts fairly tame weather across Montana through Thursday evening, when we could see some dramatic changes

Evening Newscast 11-21-17

Nov 21, 2017

The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks - including Glacier and Yellowstone.

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a fellow justice accepted an illegal plea while overseeing a sexual assault case in 2015.

Opponents of two gold mines proposed near Yellowstone National Park are pressing Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to sponsor legislation that would withdraw public lands in the area from future mining.

Evening Newscast 11-20-17

Nov 20, 2017

Montana Athletics Director Ken Haslam says he's not renewing the contract of football coach Bob Stitt for the 2018 season.

The Montana-based company that won, and then lost, a $300 million contract to restore power in Puerto Rico says its on-the-ground workers are starting to pack up and go home. 

The Montana State Fund is suing to block a $30 million patch to the state budget passed by lawmakers last week. 

A Hamilton pain doctor plans to appeal his convictions on 22 felonies, including two counts of negligent homicide for the overdose deaths of two of his patients.

Evening Newscast 11-17-17

Nov 17, 2017

Montana U.S. Senate hopeful Troy Downing has been receiving California tax exemptions for claiming his house near San Diego as a primary residence.

More than 16,000 residents residences between Polson and Eureka lost power this morning when a major electrical line failed.